Makoto Taiko’s Annual Concert
Saturday June 2nd at 7PM
Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation
188 Campus Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007



Makoto Taiko presents Gathering Currents! – a powerful concert of Japanese drumming with Grammy Award-winning Taiko Master Koji Nakamura.

Makoto Taiko’s desire in our Gathering Currents Concert is to combine various currents of energy to form a meaningful, true, pure sound. No matter who we are or where we come from, these challenging currents can be united into one. We invite you to share our taiko energy to unite the world one beat at a time.


Daniel Ho  with Randy Drake on drums & percussion and Steve Billman on bass.

From his simple beginnings in Honolulu to his life amid the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, Daniel Ho has worked over the years as a musician, producer, singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, engineer, and record company owner. The most compelling of these roles has been as a six-time GRAMMY Award winning producer, featured slack key guitarist, and artist in the “Best Hawaiian Music Album,” “Best Pop Instrumental Album,” and “Best World Music Album” categories.



Koji Nakamura

With a foundation forged from intensive training with the renowned Taiko group Ondekoza, Koji Nakamura has helped craft Makoto Taiko into one of the largest and most diverse ensembles in the US. The group continues to grow with members from all over the Los Angeles area. With an eye towards community connections, Makoto Taiko appears year-round at an ever-expanding list of events and venues. Performances here and in Japan showcase their unique interpretation of the art of Taiko, featuring both traditional and modern compositions.




The 70 member ensemble of Makoto Taiko is dedicated to drumming as a means of expression to inspire players and audience members alike. Uniting passion, precision, and spirit, we invite you to Gathering Currents!

Makoto Taiko is excited to be performing at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center (APAC). APAC is a modern facility with state of the art amenities and will allow Makoto Taiko to extend the quality of our concert to new levels.

The Arcadia Performing Arts Center is located at 188 Campus Drive in Arcadia. One block from the famous Santa Anita Race Track and Westfield Santa Anita Mall, the Arcadia Performing Center is located one mile south of the 210 Freeway between Baldwin Ave. and Santa Anita Ave. on Campus Drive.

Parking is available and free next to the concert hall. There is also free parking available on the street and in other nearby lots.


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